17 février 2017

‘Fictional Higher Education’

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Editors discuss their new essay collection on the portrayal of colleges, students and academics -- across genres and eras. Read more...

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Madison Student Drops Plan for Pro-White Group

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A student at the University of Wisconsin at Madison has abandoned plans to create a pro-white student group, the Associated Press reported. Read more...

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New Report on Teacher Education

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The Teacher Education Task Force of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities has released a report outlining the problems facing teacher education programs and possible responses to them. Read more...

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Study: Law School Aid Likely to Go to White Students

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Nearly 80 percent of scholarships awarded to law school students are not based on financial need, according to new data from the Law School Survey of Student Engagement. Read more...

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New Study on Immigrants and American Innovation

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. A new study documents the role of immigrants in promoting inventions and economic growth in the United States. The study (abstract available here) was released today by the National Bureau of Economic Research and focused on the role of immigrants in the United States from 1880 to 1940, as well as the impact well after that. Read more...

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Does Every Ed-Tech Meeting Need a 'Grand Debate'?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Scan the program of the annual meeting of the Instructional Technology Council, which is taking place this month in Florida, and there are plenty of sessions you might expect of an organization focused on distance education at community colleges. Read more...

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White Supremacist Fliers, Email on Campuses

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Many campuses experienced such incidents in the fall, and individual incidents are of course nothing new. But incidents reported Monday appear to involve multiple campuses and are linked to known white supremacist groups. Read more...

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ABA Rejects Proposal to Toughen Accreditation

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The American Bar Association House of Delegates on Monday rejected a proposal to require all law schools it accredits to have 75 percent of their students who sit for bar exams pass them within two years of graduation. Read more...

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Which Professors Earn More?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Analysis of political scientists illustrates role of gender, Ph.D. pedigree, negotiations, institution type and more. Study is bad news for women who teach undergraduates. Read more...

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Madison Seeks Tuition-Free Year for First-Gen Transfers

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. The University of Wisconsin at Madison is proposing, pending state funding approval, that transfer students from the state's community college system who meet various academic criteria receive one year of free tuition if they are from the first generation in their families to go to college. Read more...

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